UPDATE: Accident on I-575 at Towne Lake Has Been Cleared
Motorists should still expect some delays.
UPDATE at 9:22 a.m.: after a four-hour delay, the accident has been cleared and all lanes are now open.
An accident involving human waste has shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 575 at Towne Lake Parkway.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the accident involving an overturned dump truck was first reported to the agency at approximately 5:20 a.m.
Crews with the city of Woodstock are currently working to clean up the waste and do not have an estimate as to when the clean up will be complete.
Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch reader Jennifer Oglesby Blackwell noted the accident "looks very, very bad."
"Praying for the passengers," she added.
Another reader, Kathy Stroup, added on Facebook that there is "an over abundance of rubber-neckers southbound," which caused delays on the southbound side of the interstate.
To avoid delays, motorists can avoid the area by using Highway 5/Main Street and re-enter the interstate at Exit 9 at Ridgewalk Parkway.